Weak shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oneacre Homestead, May 28, 2011.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having somewhat weak shelled eggs, despite feeding my hens layer feed and ouster shells free choice. They have an outdoor run. They eat some table scraps. I have 1 hen in her second season of laying and hers are especially bad and she hardly lays 2 eggs a week. Anyone have any ideas for me?
     
  2. colster10000

    colster10000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed them egg shells it is good protine for the egg shells they are laying
     
  3. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, feed them ground up eggshells. Fine enough that they won't really recognize that they are eggshells otherwise they may start pecking at their eggs in the nest.
    I found my hens didn't really go for the ground up oyster shells.
    I quite often will mix some left-over rice in with the eggshells so it sticks and they gobble it down, not wasting any on the ground.
     

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